Led by stylist Kathy Febert, the staff at Prizms Salon & Day Spa exfoliates skin, prettifies nails, and administers soothing massages. Beauticians imbue nails with vibrant polish using CND products and stylists trim locks into chic hairdos styled in the shape of various continents. Professional therapists banish stress with traditional Swedish or hot-stone massages. The staff's dedication to beautification includes a devotion to pampering clients with high-quality treatments and products.
After working out of a chiropractic office for years, licensed massage therapist Kristen Hallowell LMT decided to branch out on her own. Today, she continues to earn new fans who marvel at her proficiency in six types of massage modalities—from the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage to the specialized techniques of prenatal massage. Each therapy session is peppered with techniques designed to combat pain and restore the body’s structural alignment. One of these methods—the raindrop technique—couples essential oils with a soothing pattern of strokes to realign the spine and release toxins from the body’s hidden cache of safety-deposit boxes.
Dozens of makeup compacts add color to the airy interior of Panache Skin Care & Makeup Studio, where beauticians enhance clients' natural features with their own signature line of cosmetics. Of course, makeup is most striking when it's applied to clean, healthy skin, which is why the studio also stocks a full line of professional Dermalogica products.
Panache, however, is much more than a cosmetics studio. The menu of beauty services includes everything from eyebrow threading to exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments. There's also an educational element to the studio—regular makeup lessons teach students how to add just the right amount of blush and how to effectively camouflage oneself in a jungle setting. The studio is also replete with certain perks, such as on-site parking and memberships on a monthly- or yearly-basis.
At Huna Mua Wellness Center, founder and director Karen Reifinger breathes new life into ancient Polynesian medicine. An accredited practitioner of lomilomi, Huna, and Kahuna Lapa’au, Karen channels the wisdom of revered Hawaiian healers and dashboard hula girls to help clients discover whole-body health. When she practices lomilomi massage, Karen pours intensive energy into the recipient, allowing the interplay of touch and reflex to generate a deep state of relaxation. To perform Huna Mua—a healing art that harmonizes body and mind—she calls upon 35,000-year-old teachings. Karen supplements the practices of the Pacific Islands with quantum-energy technology and offers state-recognized workshops and certification programs on topics including Hawaiian healing studies.